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Raid on former PM's house in Curacao requested by Italy
Published on January 30, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The raid that took place last month in Curacao at the home of former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte is connected with Francesco Corallo, a Sicilian businessman who runs a number of casinos in St Maarten and Curacao.

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Gerrit Schotte
Italian police had earlier raided Corallo’s house and found documents that had a direct link to Schotte.

After this discovery, the Italian public prosecutor requested the assistance of the authorities in Curacao with their investigation.

According to the prosecution, the reason for the raid on Schotte’s house was a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering and forgery.

Last week, the former prime minister was once again in the news because his diplomatic passport that he had reported stolen last year was found during the raid.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle
 
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